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Man arrested in connection with April 2012 homicide in Elkhart County

The Elkhart County Sheriff's Department arrested a 20-year-old man Tuesday in the April 2012 murder of Jesse L. Bowen.
Posted on Dec. 31, 2013 at 12:00 a.m. | Updated on Dec. 31, 2013 at 3:31 p.m.

ELKHART — A man has been arrested on a preliminary charge of murder in connection with an April 2012 homicide.

Travion D. Kirkland, 20, of Roseland, Ind., was arrested at his home Tuesday, Dec. 31, on a warrant for murder in the death of Jesse L. Bowen, according to a news release from the Elkhart County Sheriff's Department.

Kirkland was booked at the Elkhart County Jail. No court date had been set as of Tuesday afternoon, according to jail records.

Bowen, 21, was found dead in his residence in the 56000 block of Best Avenue in Baugo Township on April 16, 2012.

The Elkhart County Coroner said Bowen died of a single gunshot wound to the chest and ruled the death a homicide.

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